junior miss


: an adolescent girl

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Pageant director Makenzie Kooi said little miss candidates are between 6 and 9, junior miss contestants between 10 and 12, teen between 13 and 15 and those who wish to be Miss Waukegan between 16 and 22. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, 5 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of junior miss was in 1923

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“Junior miss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junior%20miss. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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